Lutheranism - NeedHelp? Lecture3:TheReformation(s)

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Need Help? Lecture 3: The Reformation(s) I. Precursors of the Protestant Reformation A. A Corrupt Church? B. Dissenters (or heretics) before Luther  Dissent based on differences in scriptural interpretation o Cathars (southern france/spain) o John Wyclif (England) o Brethren of the Common Life (Netherlands) Dissent based on diffrences in dogma, and political differences: o Jan Hus o Lorenzo Valla’s challenge II. Martin Luther, Heretic Born in 1483, in southeastern part of the HRE Augustinian monk, ordained 1507 1512 becomes professor of Biblical theology at the University of Wittenberg, 1514  city preacher of Wittenberg Luthers Anxieties: o His own sinfulness o His unworthiness for salvation o Indulgenes and church corruption o Luther and Saint Paul A. Luther=s life to 1517 1.  The 95 Theses  Posts 95 theses for disptation on the doors of the Wittenberg 
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Chapel (nothing radical here) No intention of starting a schism, or of founding a separate church Argues that indulgences were false doctrine and that the pope had  no real control over the condition of peoples souls after death B. Luther=s ideas
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Lutheranism - NeedHelp? Lecture3:TheReformation(s)

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